When Edie was days old, our dear friend Anne presented her with a small stuffed purple moose that went on to become the toy that we couldn’t go anywhere without. You know the kind. She still sleeps with purple moose, although after getting lost in the covers of her big girl bed more than a few times, she’s tucked him into the pocket of a large pillow I made her, so she always knows where he is.
When Edie was ready for a big girl bed, her Uncle Gil so kindly gave her one taking up space in his attic and included this lovely white coverlet. It had belonged to one of his family members – Great Aunt maybe? I can’t recall. After many years of wear though, it started showing it’s age recently. See?
It’s just given out in great big spots.
Edie is off to Camp Lachlan on Sunday for the next three weeks. She’s a bit nervous about this – three weeks away from home and she won’t know anyone. Knowing she was going to want to bring purple moose along, I cut into the old coverlet yesterday and made a new travel pillow, with a pocket, just for purple moose to go to camp. I thought it would be a nice touch of home for her to have with her.
He is now ready for camp. And she’s getting there. Knowing she will have her most trusted companion in her beloved old coverlet has helped. (I think shopping Monday for her toiletries, new trunk and picking up her new personalized stationary helped too.)
And I actually started AND finished a project in one afternoon. Must have been the fact that the AC upstairs by the happy corner made that the most pleasant place in the house. Any excuse to stay up there…..